§ Mr. Foulkes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the average weekly Civil Service pension; and what percentage of Civil Service pensioners are on or below this average.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The average pension in payment to retired civil servants is just under £48 a week. It is not possible to calculate from the available statistics what percentage of retired civil servants are on or below this average. However, taking retired civil servants together with the dependants of ex-civil servants the average weekly pension is £41. Some two-thirds of Civil Service pensioners on that definition are on or below this average.